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March Events at the Numerica PAC

The Numerica Performing Arts Center presents two show-stopping performances this March: CIRQUE ÉLOIZE: SALOON on March 14 at 7:30pm and the first Black Box Concert featuring PICKWICK on March 30 at 7:30pm.

 

Cirque Éloize: Saloon

Over the past 25 years, Cirque Éloize has travelled the planet with its 15 shows and hundreds of special events. In Cirque Éloize’s Saloon, the infectious energy of folk music and strains of fiddle set the tone for an acrobatic comedy that sweeps spectators away in a mad flurry. The Saloon doors swing open to reveal a motley cast of individuals, each with a tale to tell. Under the spell of Saloon’s beautiful Belle, the lover sets off a chase worthy of the greatest Westerns. Unfolds a series of unusual events mixing acrobatic prowess and inventive choreography. The lovebirds on the run wreak havoc wherever they go, from the deserted plains to the depths of the mine, until the final acrobatic duel.

Tickets to Saloon on March 14 are $27-$31 with student and senior discounts. This show is sponsored by Dave & Sandy Gellatly; Sue & Rick Rose; Colleen Frei & Arius Elvikis; In memory of Karen Pugh; America Family Insurance – Jake Davison, Agent; Justin, Jessica, Natalie & Liam Clay; Mike & Tammy Kintner; Mike & Shiela Salmon; Gil & Kay Sparks, and media sponsors KW3 103.9, 99.5 The Bridge, 97.7 KYSN Country, and The Quake 102.1.

 

Pickwick

On March 30, the Numerica PAC stage will be transformed into a unique black box theatre experience with Pickwick. This Black Box Concert features both the band and audience on the stage for a personal, engaging performance by one of Seattle’s hottest bands. Pickwick has travelled around the US entertaining crowds with their “hypnotically intricate, undulating bed of propulsive rhythm”, and performed at the Sasquatch Music Festival numerous times. Their music has been described by critics as a “glossy, groovy future-funk that rumbles and snaps in all the right ways.” Opening for Pickwick is Seattle soul singer, teacher, and actress Adra Boo.

Tickets to Pickwick are standing room general admission for $25. VIP Tables for four are $150. This event is sponsored by WORX with support by North 40 Productions.

 

For tickets and a complete list of events at the Numerica PAC, call 509-663-ARTS, go to www.numericapac.org, or visit the Box Office at the Stanley Civic Center.

The Numerica Performing Arts Center at the Stanley Civic Center is a non-profit organization and naming partner with Numerica Credit Union.

Numerica PAC Executive Director Announces Retirement

After six years as Executive Director of the Numerica Performing Arts Center, Matt Cadman has announced his retirement effective March 15, 2019.

“My tenure as Executive Director at the Numerica PAC has been one of the great privileges of my life,” says Cadman. “The past six years have been transformational and I wouldn’t have traded them for the world. I am deeply grateful to our Board of Directors, our legion of selfless volunteers, my sterling staff, and especially to all our patrons, donors, sponsors, and community leaders who have shown such generous and enthusiastic support for our ‘precious little theatre’.”

Cadman has been a pillar of the Numerica Performing Arts Center since being hired as the Executive Director in February 2013. Some of his most notable accomplishments include the creation of the annual Spring Fling event which resulted in six seasons of fully-sponsored shows, creation of the Every Kid at the PAC (EKAP) program to bring the performing arts to over 20,000 students from 12 regional school districts, establishment of a Numerica PAC Latino Council to diversify programming and audiences, cultivation of partnerships to bring the Apple Blossom Musical and Hot August Nights to the Numerica PAC stage, negotiation of a twelve-year naming partnership with Numerica Credit Union, development of a community outreach program to serve people with dementia using the vehicle of the performing arts, and establishment of an endowment fund of over $170,000.

The Numerica PAC Board of Directors will begin looking for candidates to fill Cadman’s position immediately. Job posting to follow shortly.

Numerica PAC Board President, Jake Purdom, says “Matt Cadman has personified the vision and mission of the Numerica Performing Arts Center of building community and celebrating the arts.  His name will forever be associated with igniting the spark that reawakened the excitement, energy, and involvement that should be part of a regional performing arts venue, a building block of a thriving community and cultural scene.  We owe Matt a debt of gratitude and sincere thanks for his years of dedication and service to this fantastic organization.”

Cast Announced For Newsies

Music Theatre of Wenatchee announces the cast for the 2019 Apple Blossom Musical performance DISNEY’S NEWSIES, sponsored by North Cascades Bank:

 

The Newsies

Jack Kelly: Jeff Heminger

Crutchie: Michael McCormick

Davey: Mason Atwood

Les: Kade Devereaux

Henry/Spot Conlon: Blake McCormick

Tommy Boy: Gabe Kimmel

Mush: Grace Orallo

Elmer: Henry V Talbot

Romeo: Isaac Colyar

Specs: Jacob Scott

Splasher: Josiah Clifton

Finch: Landon Davies

Buttons: Olive Ryan

Mike: Parker Hair

Ike: Sarah Bersch

Race: Trip Landon

JoJo: Trisha Miller

Albert: Zach Savage

Newsies: Abbey Mott, Abby Danko, Caleb Clifton, Dorian Smith, Haven Ploch, Hunter Stancil, Lulu Pray, Macy Fowler, Mckayla Corulli, Megan McAllister, Soraya Martinez

Scab/Newsie/Orphan: Abbey Kimmel, Beckett Landon, Cate Shearer, Cortez Martinez, Cruz Martinez, Maya Scanlon

 

Other Cast

Katherine Plumber: Susan Heminger

Joseph Pulitzer: Dave Williams

Medda Larkin: Daina Toevs

Bowery Beauty/Nun: Ainsley Shearer

Bowery Beauty/Nun: Ali Brigleb

Bowery Beauty/Nun: Amy Sand

Nun 1/Ensemble: Andrea Colyar

Bowery Beauty/Nun: Ava Rosvold

Goon/Policeman: Bryan Eveland

Seitz: Dane N. Schmidt

Mr. Jacobi/Goon/Mayor: Ettore Castellente

Oscar Delancey: Jacob Dunlop

Wiesel/Teddy Roosevelt: John Ryan

Bowery Beauty/Nun/Medda Understudy: Katie Renggli

Snyder (warden)/Nun: Louise A. Simon

Bowery Beauty/Nun: Maggie Stevens

Bunsen: Michael Schuyleman

Bowery Beauty/Nun: Morgan Lucas

Nunzio/Policeman: Percy Martinez

Darcy Pulitzer/Goon: Peyton Smith

Bill Hearst/Goon: Rowan Kappler

Bowery Beauty/Nun: Tori Seward

Morris Delancey: Tyler Kunz

 

Disney’s Newsies is a musical based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story. Packed with non-stop thrills and a timeless message, Newsies is set in turn-of-the-century New York City and tells the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged “newsies”. When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what’s right.

This year, directors Paul and Kelly Atwood will bring the award-winning Broadway show to the Numerica Performing Arts Center, with support by Dave & Sandy Gellatly, Davis Furniture, Mike & Sheila Salmon, Woods Family Music & Arts Fund, and KOHO 101.

Newsies will run for two weeks: May 1-2, 4 & 8-12 at 7:30pm, May 5 at 4:00pm, and May 11 at 2:00pm. Tickets are on sale now at $27/$31 for adults, $25/$29 for seniors, and $21/$25 for students at 509-663-ARTS, www.numericapac.org, or the Numerica PAC Box Office at the Stanley Civic Center, 123 N Wenatchee Avenue.

Disney’s Newsies score by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman; Book by Harvey Fierstein; Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International.

2019 Hot August Nights at the Numerica PAC

The Numerica Performing Arts Center announces the 2019 Hot August Nights performance will be HANDS ON A HARDBODY. Partnering once again with Don Fox Designs LLC and Jaime Donegan Productions, Hot August Nights will return this summer for a 3 week run of this Tony nominated Broadway musical. Auditions for Hands on a Hardbody will be held February 4-5 at the Numerica Performing Arts Center.

For ten Texans who are down on their luck, the chance for a new life is only fifty-some hours and a hardbody truck away. This musical comedy is based on the 1997 documentary “Hands on a Hard Body”, which tells the story of a small-town Texas endurance contest, where the contestant who keeps their hands on a truck the longest, gets to keep the truck. With tuneful country-rock melodies and soulful lyrics by the band Phish’s Amanda Green and Trey Anastasio, Hands on a Hardbody explores a diverse cross-section of a small-town Texas community, including a Jesus-loving Norma Valverde and injured and out-of-work J.D. to boastful former winner Benny and hopeful dreamer Kelli. Each character has their own vision for the realization of their American Dream – and they’ll keep their hands on it as long as they can. Parental guidance recommended.

Director Jaime Donegan will be holding Open Auditions for all roles on February 4 at 5:00pm for women and 6:30pm for men at the Numerica PAC. Call backs will be held on February 5 starting at 5:30pm. All those auditioning must be prepared to sing 16 bars of an uptempo rock or country-rock song of their choice and be willing to commit to daily rehearsals in July 2019 through all performances in August 2019. For more information, visit www.numericapac.org/hot-august-nights/.

For information regarding stage crew or band positions please contact Don Fox at dfoxlighting@gmail.com. Tickets go on sale to Numerica PAC Members in May 2019.

Hands on a Hardbody book by Doug Wright; Lyrics by Amanda Green; Music by Trey Anastasio and Amanda Green. Sponsored by longtime sponsor and theatre friends Dr. Tom and Vicki Michael.

January Events

The Numerica Performing Arts Center kicks off the New Year with two great shows: THE SIGNATURE PROJECT on January 16, followed by VILLALOBOS BROTHERS on January 17.

The Signature Project

New to the Numerica PAC lineup is The Signature Project, January 16 at 6:30pm, sponsored by Wenatchee Art Education Consortium and Washington Arts. It is a multi-faceted project, but at its core is a huge 76 ft x 36 ft mural layered with hidden secrets. This live performance brings the mural to life, with artist Patrick Dunning weaving stories and images in the great tradition of Irish artists. In 1992, Dunning left his career as a well-respected young Irish painter to pursue a single painting made up of over 1 million signatures of people from across the globe. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children and the audience will have the opportunity to add their autograph to the project.

Villalobos Brothers

The Villalobos Brothers (Ernesto, Alberto, and Luis) have been acclaimed as one of today’s leading contemporary Mexican ensembles. Live on the Numerica PAC stage January 17 at 7:30pm, the brothers’ original compositions and arrangements masterfully blend and celebrate the richness of Mexican folk music with the intricate harmonies of jazz and classical music. They were the first Mexican band ever to play at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, NYC, as featured guest artists, adding this historic venue to an already impressive list of credits that includes the Latin Grammy Awards, Carnegie Hall, the Guggenheim Museum, Lincoln Center, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the 60th Anniversary of the United Nations, Rockefeller Center, the New York Mets field at Shea Stadium, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, The Ford Theatres in Hollywood, and Teatro Amadeo Roldán in Havana. Tickets to see The Villalobos Brothers live in downtown Wenatchee are $17-$21. This show is sponsored by Cashmere Valley Bank and Rufus Woods, with support by the Numerica PAC Latino Council, Northwest Mariachi Festival, and media sponsor 103.9 KW3.

For tickets and a complete list of January events at the Numerica PAC, call 509-663-ARTS, go to www.numericapac.org, or visit the Box Office at the Stanley Civic Center.

 
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